The international version of the Ageto Celebi Event was translated and programmed into Pokemon Colosseum, but was never released to players.
@HaxAras managed to use some codes and trickery to gain access to them.
Statement regarding the event:
Thanks to @SkyLink98 for the Italian SOFO Celebi.
This Magearna has the TID hacked to be Shiny, nothing changed apart of that.
At the time this post is made, this Pokémon is marked as legal in PKHeX and it is currently unknown if Home can assign a Shiny TID for the Magearna. However, there are no report of a legitimate Shiny Magearna yet and Sword / Shield servers refuse to trade this Pokémon, so i assume it's definitely Shiny Locked.
This Pokemon is now correctly shown as illegal by PKHeX. HOME will never generate a TID/SID combo with a TSV of 0.
The original one is downloadable here:
The international version of the Colosseum Bonus Disc Pikachu was translated and programmed into Pokemon Colosseum, but was never released to players.
@HaxAras managed to use some codes and trickery to gain access to the english events.
Statement regarding the event:
Thanks to @SkyLink98 for the Italian ARENA Pikachu.
By theSLAYERObservation of the Level-Exp Bug
Around June 15th 2023, 10am (UTC), it was noticed by players on mobile, certain Pokémon being sent from GO to HOME has the Level of 1 with a Level 100 moveset.
It was subsequently discovered that in HOME on the Switch, they appeared to be Level 100.
It was also discovered that if you were to transfer such a Pokémon to Scarlet & Violet, viewing the Summary Screen would cause the game to crash.
It was around June 15th 2023, 3pm (UTC), that players noticed that this issue (level-exp bug), as well as issue where XXS from Pokémon GO becomes random height (XXS-Height randomization issue), were both fixed.
How the Level-Exp Bug works
According to a message left on Discord by Matt (@sora10pls)(Mattyoukhana), depending on a species' experience growth rate, HOME applies an incorrect experience value to the Pokémon upon transfer, with only the Medium Fast experience group being affected.
An example to look at would be Mythical or Legendary Pokémon. They are in the Slow experience group, and they got 0xFFFFFFFF written to their experience. As such, they appeared to be Level 1 or 100, due to how the device deals with the value of experience. (Pokémon data don't have Current Level as a data point in the data structure; it is instead derived by the experience stored in it)
As such, it is dubbed the GO->HOME Level-Exp bug.
A 'fix' on the user end
As described by Matt, move the affected Pokémon into a compatible game, do not view the summary, and send it into a battle.
The experience it should have would then be fixed by the game, and it will become a regular Level 100.
The prevailing theory is that when attempting to fix the XXS becoming random height issue, Pokémon HOME borked the code for handling experience values to match the GO Trainer's level, thus creating this secondary issue. It is currently unknown if HOME will revert or fix the levels of Pokémon that were already transferred. (Pokémon that were sent into HOME during the buggy period currently continue to have bugged levels in HOME)
Additional info: Background for the XXS-Height randomization issue
With the launch of HOME v3.0.0, Pokémon from previous games could be transferred to Scarlet & Violet. In Scarlet & Violet, if the size of a Pokémon is the smallest or the largest (in terms of scale), it qualifies for a Mini Mark or a Jumbo Mark respectively. Thus, players would want to transfer the XXS or XXL Pokémon from Pokémon GO and obtain these marks.
In the initial weeks of HOME v3.0.0 launch, players have noticed that their XXS Pokémon from Pokémon GO were average sized when transferred to Scarlet & Violet, thus being unable to qualify for the Mini Mark. As it turns out, Pokémon HOME has been rerolling the Height and Weight values of any Pokémon that had 0 in both stats (explained in Route B on this page), and XXS Pokémon from Pokémon GO were caught in the crossfire.
Files and contributors
The files uploaded here are contributed by @theSLAYER and @sora10pls.
They have been dumped in HOME format (PH2) and converted to PKX via PKHeX for usage with the games.
The OT, TID, and SID has been changed for privacy purposes.
As these files stand, they'll be similar to a player transferring a Pokémon from GO and leveling it up to 100.
In some sense, the only 'special' copies would be the originals (those that have the GO stamp), with the bugged levels, in Pokémon HOME.
It is also important to note that the bugged originals in HOME cannot be traded via HOME.
The Key Item Azure Flute, which would allow a holy encounter with Arceus, was never legitimately released to players.
However, found within a file (decchi.bin), that was found in Generation 4 distribution carts for Deoxys, (Uploader's note: file-ception at it's finest)
It appears that an Azure Flute distribution was being tested via slot-2 distribution.
The nature of the slot-2 distribution game that this wonder card was obtained from, only allowed distribution to JPN games.
The distribution text seems to be reusing the distribution text for a Generation 3 Old Sea Chart distribution.
It was also discovered by @Deoxyz that changing the distribution type from Key Item to Pokemon, will show complete information for an Infernape to be received.
It was also discovered by @DeadSkullzJr that the copy of the wonder card in the game (seen via hex) slightly differs from the wonder card that was received. The one in the game has a redistribution count. Presumably this copy has the redistribution count, but the received one does not, because it does not allow players who received a copy to redistribute.
The Key Item Azure Flute wonder card (.pcd), Modified to show Infernape (.pcd) and the Infernape (.pkm) are up for download.
[We will not host the decchi.bin or Distribution Roms for the Deoxys]
Update: Even though the remakes Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl included a way to get Azure Flute and the Hall of Origin Arceus encounter, owning the Gen 4 HoO Arceus would still be illegal.
Gen 4 Decchi - Azure Flute.pcd - Extracted from save that received it. The one without redistribution count.
Gen 4 Decchi - Azure Flute (Hex Extracted, Redistribution count).pcd - Hex extracted from the game. The one with redistribution count.
Gen 4 Decchi - Infernape.pcd - The receiving type was modified to show the Infernape gift hiding within
Gen 4 Decchi - Infernape.pkm - A pk4 file of the extracted Infernape.
Wonder card Images
While this wonder card will activate the event, the Arceus will be flagged as illegal.
Use at your own risk.
Images regarding Infernape:
By evandixonWinter Celebi (GameStop)
This Celebi was included on the same distribution cartridge as the three GameStop Johto Beasts,
but was replaced with a new one containing the Celebi with the WIN2011 OT before the event began.
While never officially released, some customers and employees were able to receive this Celebi through changing the clock on the DS with the distribution cart.
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, this Celebi can activate an event at Ilex Shrine involving time travel and a battle with the Team Rocket Boss, Giovanni.
When it is sent to Black or White versions via the Relocator, it can be used to meet a Zorua in Castelia City.
Species Celebi Nickname (N) CELEBI OT GAMESTP TID/SID 02271/10415 Distribution Local Wireless Location Pokémon Event Dates (Unreleased) PID Random (Non-Shiny) Games Given to: DPPt HGSS
Preset as: HG Lv. 50 Nature Random Ability Natural Cure Item Jaboca Berry Card Per Save Only One Allowed Moves (ITALIC means Relearnable) Leaf Storm Recover Nasty Plot Healing Wish WC ID 62: 「Time to travel with CELEBI!」
Classic Time to travel with CELEBI! Find secrets from the past and future!
Transfer CELEBI to Pokémon Black
Version or Pokémon White Version for a
special encounter! Save the game once
you receive CELEBI at a Poké Mart. Format Ver.3.0.1-3, Post Updated Date:20230119_1821
Glastrier & Spectrier
These are a Glastrier and a Spectrier that were forced-set to be catchable, from the Crown Tundra Legends (2022) event.
The event featured a lv. 60 Galstrier/Spectrier that was not catchable.
GMax Urshifu and Shiny GMax Urshifu (Single Strike & Rapid Strike)
These are a Single Strike Urshifu and a Rapid Strike Urshifu, both with the ability to Gigantamax, that were forced-set to be catchable, from the Urshifu Challenge (2022) event.
The event featured a lv. 60 Single Strike/Rapid Strike Urshifu that were not catchable.
During the first hours of the event it was possible to encounter their Shiny variant with standard odds.
Zeraora & Shiny Zeraora
These are a Zeraora and a Shiny Zeraora that were forced-set to be catchable, from the Zeraora Challenge (2020) event.
The event featured a Zeraora (of various levels) and a lvl. 100 Shiny Zeraora that were not catchable.
This is a Mewtwo that was forced-set to be catchable, from the Pokémon Day (2020) event.
Even tho it was battled with 6 perfect IVs, when caught, it doesn't have any IVs.
(It's a game mechanic to only offer 0, 2 and 3 guaranteed IVs, when caught.)
This is a Gigantamax Cinderace that was forced-set to be catchable, from the Easter (2021) event.
The event featured a Level 60 Gigantamax Cinderace that was not catchable by the player.
This is a Magikarp that was forced-set to be catchable, from the April Fools (2021) event.
The event featured a Magikarp (of various levels) that was not catchable by the player.
In Generation IV of the core series games, a ???-type Arceus was programmed into the game, the same typing as the move Curse.
However, it goes unused, as there is no legitimate way to convert Arceus's type into ???-type.
While it is possible to change the Arceus's forme via hacking,
as it is not holding the correct plate (which doesn't exist), it will revert back to normal-type when it enters battle.
Generation V and onwards, the move Curse has been changed to ghost-type,
and this forme of Arceus has been removed.
The details below refer specifically to the file uploaded.
Species Arceus Nickname (default, in ) OT Suloku TID 47349 Distribution In-Game Encounter Location Hall of Origin Dates Feb 24, 2018 PID Not Shiny / Shiny Games Diamond Lv. 80 Nature Impish Ability Multitype (1) Item None Moves Defog (None) (None) (None)
Format Ver.1.0.6-1, Post Updated Date:20180224_0726
[The 3D animated sprite above is a custom-made sprite. This form only existed in Gen 4.]
[This post has been updated].
Hiding in various distribution ROMs, are various debug cards. Unless their OT/TID/SID widely differs, they are usually similar to their language'd variants.
[We will not host the Distribution Roms, and it's against the rules to ask us for it!]
Information for Bulbasaur:
Information for Litwick:
Information on Darkrai
Liberty Ticket Information
Thanks to @Deoxyz and @Purin for bringing this to our attention!
[We will not host the Distribution Roms, and it's against the rules to ask us for it!]
A Battle Video was released to promote Zeraora, and various hackers went to dump the Battle Video, in order to extract the Zeraora.
What is interesting, is that this file has the same details as the Japanese distribution.
The other Pokemon from the Battle Video was also added to this page.
They've been leveled to Lv.100, as their level was meant to be 100, evident by the fact that they were hyper trained.
Additionally, the Battle Video has also been added to this page!
It goes into the extdata 00001B50\user\btvideo and can then be watched from the Battle Video menu.
While this file won't make your save illegal, we don't recommend using it.
Species Zeraora Nickname (default, in ) OT フウラシティ TID 180713 Distribution Unreleased file Location 2018 Pokémon Movie Dates Jul 13, 2018 (Based on TID) PID Cannot Be Shiny Games US/UM Lv. 50 Nature Adamant Ability Volt Absorb (1) Item Air Balloon Moves (ITALIC means Relearnable) Plasma Fists Thunder Punch Close Combat Thunder
Wishing Format Ver.1.0.6-2, Post Updated Date:20180426_1757
Thanks @wwwwwwzx for the files, and @BlackShark for the Battle Video!
By theSLAYERPokémon Legends Arceus introduced the concept of Noble Pokémon to the Pokémon lore. These nobles are descendants of Pokémon that journeyed alongside the ancient hero across Hisui. During the story, lightning bolts from the space-time distortion will hit some of the Noble Pokémon, causing them to go on a frenzy, and taking on their Lord/Lady form (the yellow texture). It is to note that Lord Avalugg is significantly larger than all Pokémon, comparable to a mountain than a Pokémon.
In the game, the lord/lady forms were actually designated as an extra form in the data. However, if one were to hack one in via save editing into the PC/Party, the form 'reverts' to the appearance it normally has, akin to the game force reverting Mega Evolutions and Eternamax Eternatus in previous games.
However, there are some ways to get around it:
1) RAM inject the mon
2) Save edit the mon into the farm (as of ver1.0.2, this still works, but I expect it to get patched at some point) [example here]
3) Receive one that is properly in lord/lady form from trade
This Avalugg was caught using cheats; 1. I repeated the noble fight, 2. used a cheat to teleport away, 3. engaged a fight with another species (allowing me to access balls in the UI again), 4. going back to the lord and throwing balls at it.
A Original Colored Magearna can be obtained from Pokémon HOME, as a reward for completing its National Dex.
However, a Lv.10 Magearna that had 15 ribbons attached to it was obtainable by players within a few hours on Pokémon HOME's launch day.
One reasoning, would be the devs were testing/creating the intend Magearna, and they didn't realize that this glitched Magearna was flagged as obtainable by player.
Given an official announcement wasn't given on how to obtain one, some players stumbled across it without knowing the requirements to receive it, hence it was not easy to replicate receiving one.
This Magearna was contributed by @RylDmn (u/RylDmn), and thanks to Xrex2 (discord) for reaching out on our behalf.
Besides the contribution credit, other private user details on the mon/images were wiped.
In Pokemon Black 2 & White 2, lies the facility Pokestar Studios, which allow players to create "films",
which is done by having users battles Props (between a pair of legs and Mecha Tyranitar),
which are not traditional Pokemon.
Fan term for these Studio Creatures/Props are known as Studiomons.
At present, the only Pokemon dumped from RAM is are(thanks @jojo12100😞
Majin F-00 Black Door White Door
Bringing any of these "Pokemon" out of the PC will cause it to turn into an unusable bad egg.
The only way to use it via the Battle Box feature,
but do note that none of the Studiomons have a back sprite, so it will appear as a black square.
illus: Studiomons appearing as a Black Square
Presently it appears PKHeX may allow importing into a B2W2 Save (perhaps with limitations),
but if it doesn't, this programs accepts it's usage too:
In Pokémon Black and White, when players bring one of the Fateful Encounter Legendary Beasts to the Lostlorn Forest, an in-game event activates.
In the in-game event, you'll be approached by a camper, who would then growl and start a Pokémon battle.
The Pokémon battle starts with a Raikou/Entei/Suicune, but upon one hit it would be revealed that it was a Zoroark disguised using its Illusion ability.
As it turns out, the Raikou/Entei/Suicune at the start of the battle actually contains fully populated Pokémon data, that was obtained via a RAM dump.
These 'legendaries' are normally shiny locked.
Credits: @Poke J
In Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver, when players bring an event Shiny Pichu to the shrine at Ilex Forest, players will receive a Spiky-eared Pichu.
The Spiky-eared Pichu comes with the moves Pain Split (unique event move), Volt Tackle (egg move in Gen 4), Swagger (TM move), and Helping Hands (HGSS Move Tutor),
at Lv. 30 holding a Zap Plate, Female, and it cannot be shiny.
Through the power of hacking, theSLAYER obtained a shiny Spiky-eared Pichu.
[this was obtained by changing TID/SID of the Pokemon, to make it shiny.]
It's normally impossible to obtain more than one Spiky-eared Pichu, as it cannot be traded,
and it also cannot be transferred to future generations.
The details below refer to the English file specifically.
Species Pichu Nickname (default, in ) OT PPorg TID 05027 Distribution In-Game Gift Location Ilex Forest Dates Feb 24, 2018 PID Shiny PID Games HeartGold Lv. 30 Nature Naughty Ability Static (1) Item http://projectpokemon.org/images/items/zap_plate.png Zap Plate Moves Helping Hand Volt Tackle Swagger Pain Split
Format Ver.1.0.6-1, Post Updated Date:20180224_0739
This page holds a bunch of wc6full that were either test cards, unused cards, or cards that were in use but were not officially announced, found on the mystery gift servers for Gen 6.
Beacon Test Card
As far as I can tell, this test card started operations on 24th December, 2014.
Inferring from it's server title, it was probably to double check that the wireless beacon was functioning as intended.
For the most part, these cards are exactly the same as their publicly available counterparts, with only slight notable differences:
Their Wonder Card ID and SID were Set to 0.
These cards could have been used as test cards, for maybe screenshots or to ensure the beacon was working, that subsequently went unused.
Or maybe they were distributed via Infrared, when the staff at Pokémon Centers were approached by players claiming that there were issues with receiving the distribution.
Either way, as we did not get any contributions containing these over the past few years, it is hard to say for sure which is the case,
especially when in-game, the wonder card and Pokémon received would have looked exactly the same as the normal distributions.
Rare Candy Receipt Confirmation
This card gave an ungodly amount of x950 Rare Candies.
As the server title suggests, it was merely a test card, to confirm that the wireless beacon was functioning.
Curious enough, this card has the wonder card title and wonder card description of the Shiny Ho-Oh card.
In any case, we will not be liable if you are banned etc. for using these files.
By theSLAYERThe unused PWTs were extracted from B2W2.
Backstory from Kaphotics:
Original discussion: https://projectpokemon.org/home/forums/topic/23084-pwt-download-tournaments/?do=findComment&comment=149695
In Pokemon XY and Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, exists Super Training missions hidden in the game, meant to be unlocked via events.
However, these were never released to the public, hence @SciresM made hacked versions of these Super Training.
All of these missions features battling other Mega Evolution Balloons that are not showcased in Secret Super Training missions.
There are a total of 6 hidden missions:
Balloons Name Mawile
Mega Mawile Fearsome! Twin Tales of Jutting Jaws! Banette
Mega Banette Danger Zipped Up Tight! Scizor
Mega Scizor Stuck between the Strong and the Strong! Alakazam
Mega Alakazam Dazzling! A Dizzying Dance of Spoons! Magikarp
Mega Gyarados What an Upstart! Magikarp Is Moving Up! Mewtwo
Mega Mewtwo X
Mega Mewtwo Y Watch It! Multiple Mega Evolutions!
Any Pokemon that participates and completes these missions, get their data altered (bitflags in byte 0x3A),
so for sake of Legality of your Pokemon, do not participate in these missions.
You've been warned!
Analysis of the Pokemon Bank gift format shows that it holds WC6FULL files, and can hold up to 6 of them.
The remaining 3, while having it's species dummied out, actually holds data:
What's interesting with the information above is:
1. OT is Satoshi (ASH)
2. All Distribution titles (including for the Regi's) is "Zekrom Present"
3. Fusion Bolt and Haze, are both moves associated with Zekrom (or more specifically, Ash's Zekrom)
4. The inclusion of Light of Ruin and Fairy Gem
Speculating on what the leftover data means:
The data suggests that Ash's Zekrom was initially used for testing,
but the changing of the first move to Eternal Flower Floette's signature move and the inclusion of the Fairy Gem,
hints that Eternal Flower Floette could have been the second round of testing, before getting the Species and Forme data wiped out.
As such, I'm also attaching a modified wonder card to showcase the Eternal Flower Floette.
This Pokémon was first seen as a sketch in AZ's flashback, and later seen as a 3D model after that battle with Pokemon Trainer AZ.
Since then, it was discovered to be a Pokémon with fully programmed data, however was never released to players.
Besides Pokémon X&Y, the data for this Pokémon exists in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon Sun & Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
and also Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee (while the species was not available, the data is in the personal_info narc).
Additionally, I also attached a slightly recreated Ash's Zekrom; an re-imagining of the first debugger gift format.
After disassembling the code of a multiboot gba rom discovered in Pokemon Colosseum Bonus Disc (US),
@Bond697 found that it distributes an unreleased METEOR Jirachi,
that seems to be the translation/mirrored version of the ネガイボシ (Wishing Star) Jirachi.
Original Thread describing the find from years ago:
This page ignores any uncatchables introduced via Max Raid Events.
Slumbering Weald Skwovet x2 - These are forced encounters. At this point of the game, player has no balls.
Slumbering Weald Rookidee - Another forced encounter. At this point of the game, player has no balls.
Slumbering Weald Zacian (SW) / Zamazenta (SH) - Appears in the fog as a fog/illusion thing, which the player is unable to land hits. At this point of the game, player has no balls. I can't be sure, but I think the bag option doesn't show up.
Tower Summit Eternamax Eternatus - When captured using alternative EncounterScenarios, it retains the Eternamax form (until game is switched off)
Turffield Stadium Tsareena - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Hulbury Stadium Gyarados - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Motostoke Stadium Torkoal - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Circhester Stadium Gigalith (SW) / Froslass (SH) - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Stow-on-side Stadium Conkeldurr (SW) / Dusknoir (SH) - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Hammerlocke Stadium Haxorus - Crazed Dynamax'd mon in post game. Normally cannot be caught.
Honeycalm Island Vespiquen (tree) - Part of the story to get the Max Honey. Normally cannot be caught.
Dyna Tree Hill Greedent (tree) - Attacks the player when the Dyna Tree was shaken. Normally cannot be caught.
??? Victini - Leftover/unused encounter in the game. By changing the EncounterID from a known encounter to the EncounterID of this, I'm able to force this encounter slot to appear. Not known if it is meant for testing or was intended as an encounter at some point. The met location of this file has been wiped.
??? Kubfu - Leftover/unused encounter in the game. By changing the EncounterID from a known encounter to the EncounterID of this, I'm able to force this encounter slot to appear. Not known if it is meant for testing or was intended as an encounter at some point. The met location of this file has been wiped.
??? Poipole - Leftover/unused encounter in the game. By changing the EncounterID from a known encounter to the EncounterID of this, I'm able to force this encounter slot to appear. Not known if it is meant for testing or was intended as an encounter at some point. The met location of this file has been wiped.
??? Cosmog - Leftover/unused encounter in the game. By changing the EncounterID from a known encounter to the EncounterID of this, I'm able to force this encounter slot to appear. Not known if it is meant for testing or was intended as an encounter at some point. The met location of this file has been wiped.
Note: Crossed out entries are not obtained as of this post.
With a Base Stat Total of over 1,000, Eternamax Eternatus is probably not meant to be owned by any trainer.
However, by hacking it into a raid (save edit), and setting the form to 1 (instead of the default 0), after it was caught in a raid battle,
it does not revert back to regular Eternatus.
(Even if the "send into box" and party/summary screen shows a regular Eternatus)
This can also be achieved with a ROM edit: instead of having the EncounterScenario as Eternatus_3 in pkNX, if it was changed to a scenario that allows catching, such as Regigigas_Raid_Battle or Motostoke_Gym_Challenged, it could be captured, and would retain it's form.
Here's an example of me messing with the EncounterScenario:
The Eternamax Eternatus can be brought to the Isle of Armor and have it follow you, and a somewhat small version of it will follow you, when you set it to the lead in your party.
However, it will stay on the spot, and is unable to follow you. Thanks to Anubis (Sibuna_Switch) for testing this. (source video)
Important to note: loading any save with Eternatus in Eternamax mode will cause it to revert to standard form.
Having this in your save will make it illegal. As per any item in the Unreleased/Beta PKM Gallery, use at your own risk.
The author usually doesn't indulge in making fakes, but just for this time round, the author made a few edits to the a GP1 of Jigglypuff to showcase a few presently (as of 2021) unreleased details:
1. Mew from Pokémon GO in Go Park Complex in Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee
2. Shiny Mew from Pokémon GO in Go Park Complex in Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee
When GO to HOME compatibility dropped, it was immediately noticed that Mew could be sent to HOME using this method.
However, GO did not lift the restriction of Mew entering LGPE.
Given that months has passed since the compatibility dropped, and GO never did lift the restriction,
it implies that GO may never allow Mew to be transferred to LGPE.
It is to note that the Mew received via this method will be illegal, even when transferred up.
As an aside, there is no legal way to catch Mew in LGPE.
The only way to obtain a Mew legitimately, is either via purchase of the Poké Ball Plus, or via trade (with someone that has a Mew).
During the early wave of GO->Home transfers, a bug was found that involved Pokémon that were Regional Variants of species that existed in LGPE.
These regional variants, when transferred from GO, had their LGPE moveset instead of their own moveset.
Pokémon HOME has since fixed this bug, and they've also put out a statement saying they will retroactively fix the bugged Pokémon.
Thus, these Pokémon were sent to SWSH and dumped, for archival purposes.
-mons missing from SWSH removed until further notice-
This page holds a bunch of wc7full that were either test cards, unused cards, or cards that were in use but were not officially announced, found on the mystery gift servers for Gen 7.
Beacon Test Card
As far as I can tell, this test card started operations on 23rd March, 2017.
Inferring from it's server title, it was probably to double check that the wireless beacon was functioning as intended.